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1. [n] activities that are enjoyable or amusing; "I do it for the fun of it"; "he is fun to have around"
2. [n] violent and excited activity; "she asked for money and then the fun began"; (colloquial) "they began to fight like fun"
3. [n] a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement; "her playfulness surprised me"; "he was fun to be with"
4. [n] verbal wit (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously); "he became a figure of fun"
merriment, play, playfulness, playfulness, sport

1. [n] a financial institution that sells shares to individuals and invests in securities issued by other companies
2. [n] a reserve of money set aside for some purpose
3. [n] a supply of something available for future use; "he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars"
4. [v] furnish money for; "The government funds basic research in many areas"
5. [v] accumulate a fund for the discharge of a recurrent liability; "fund a medical care plan"
6. [v] invest money in government securities
7. [v] provide a fund for the redemption of principal or payment of interest
8. [v] place or store up in a fund for accumulation
9. [v] convert (short-term floating debt) into long-term debt that bears fixed interest and is represented by bonds
investment company, investment firm, investment trust, monetary fund, stock, store

1. [n] lowest support of a structure; "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower"
2. [n] the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
3. [n] the fundamental assumptions underlying an explanation; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"
arse, ass, backside, base, base, basis, behind, bottom, bum, buns, butt, buttocks, can, cornerstone, derriere, fanny, foot, foundation, foundation, groundwork, groundwork, hind end, hindquarters, keister, nates, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, seat, stern, substructure, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, understructure

1. [adj] affected by a disorder of the mind; "a mental patient"; "mental illness"
2. [adj] involving the mind or an intellectual process; "mental images of happy times"; "mental calculations"; "in a terrible mental state"; "mental suffering"; "free from mental defects"
3. [adj] of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw
4. [adj] (biology) of or relating to the chin- or lip-like structure in insects and certain mollusks
5. [adj] of or relating to the mind; "mental powers"; "mental development"; "mental hygiene"
genial, intellectual, moral, noetic, psychic, psychical, psychogenic, psychological, rational, unhealthy

In parapsychology, a Mentalist, as opposed to a psychic, is defined as someone who is believed not only to be able to read information mentally, but also to alter that information. While a psychic may claim to observe an underlying spiritual reality and report on it, in a process known as a "psychic reading," a mentalist, by contrast, might claim the ability to manipulate that reality in order to create a different manifestation.

The term "mentalist" also refers to stage magicians whose tricks feature the apparent ability to read minds, fortell the future, and see distant and hidden objects. Some of these stage mentalists, such as The Amazing Kreskin, make it known to their audiences that they are performing stage tricks, while others use these tricks to give their audiences the impression that they actually possess supernatural powers.

Alternately, "Mentalist" is an underused word meaning one who is "mental" or mad. Featured in the UK BBC hit 'The Office', "Mentalist" defines the dull workers who proclaim themselves to be mad, eccentric, or generally having character. "Mentalist" can be used as a tongue-in-cheek insult for when someone is behaving oddly or wackily. Also, the word "Mentalist" features in Steve Coogan's, 'Alan Partridge' and has much the same meaning. 'Mentalist' is also now a recognised word of this meaning, accoridng to the new edition of the Oxford English Dictionary.

mentalist (http://www.askoxford.com/worldofwords/worddetectives/newwords/)
n. Brit. informal an eccentric or mad person.

So there you have it. Fundamentalists are abusive, violent, insane asses with a yen for your soul and/or your money. The religion that they are fundament-al about is immaterial.


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Jan. 26th, 2005 09:58 pm (UTC)
Jan. 27th, 2005 12:45 am (UTC)
Gee, this couldn't have been inspired by a comment I made, lately? I like your expansion of it. ;-)
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